As we have worked with friends on legacy plans over the years, leaving something behind that makes a difference is usually a high priority. Most of us are too humble to admit it, but being remembered is just one of those things we treasure. Here are some examples:
A friend believed a person really died when their name was no longer spoken. His plans entailed various ways his name would be seen or spoken so he would not be forgotten. For many in our current society, social media accounts represent a way their name and memories may live on after they are gone.
One family member left hand-written notes for many loved ones. The notes expressed shared memories and let each person know they were special. These notes didn’t have a high monetary value, but they represented gifts of time and affirmation that could be cherished forever.
A southern gentlemen wanted to be sure certain his family received an income for years into the future. After his family was taken care of, he also made significant gifts to make sure his favorite ministry was equipped for the future. Providing funds for the future of his loved ones and Kingdom purposes were his way of leaving a meaningful legacy.
Taking the time to express yourself in a way that only God can inspire is an amazing gift. Whatever your legacy goals may be, take action! Psalm 39:4 says, “Show me, Lord, my life’s end and the number of my days; let me know how fleeting my life is.” Start planning what you leave behind and how you leave it now. It would be our privilege to have this conversation with you to find just the right plan.